SCI FI Announces New Flash Gordon and Other Programming
* SHERLOCK HOLMES & THE BANSHEE: Sherlock Holmes investigates a wailing, soul-sucking ghost that turns out to be a banshee in this Pliny Minor produced film. Will Holmes be clever enough to find out the beasts secrets and stop its terrifying reign?
* ODYSSEUS & THE ISLE OF MISTS: In this mythical mêlée, Odysseus and his men battle Persephone and her deadly vampire beasts. As the premise for this Pliny Minor film goes, a vampire origin tale is the lost passage from Winslow Homer's writings.
Meanwhile, SCI FI Channel has cast Tony-award winner Alan Cumming (CABARET, ANNIVERSARY PARTY, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND) in its upcoming six-hour miniseries TIN MAN (working title) from RHI Ent. The wildly re-imagined sci-fi fantasy take on Frank Baum's classic book, THE WIZARD OF OZ is slated to begin production in Vancouver this spring for a December premiere.
Cumming will take on the role of Glitch, one of a motley assortment of colorful characters trapped in the Outer Zone (the O.Z.).
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